Introduction to Fencing

If you have been looking for a new sport for yourself or your child, our Youth and Teen and Adult intro classes will be the best way to try fencing. What can be more exciting than learning to use a sword! Meeting once a week, students will be introduced to the basic of footwork and blade skills to prepare them for fencing an opponent. At the end of the session, students have the opportunity to apply their skills against their classmates in a tournament.

  • Introductory classes are based on an 7 or 8-week session.
  • Tuition is a one time fee that includes the 7 or 8-classes, 1 Saturday tournament, and all required fencing gear.
  • Please note that the “Class Ends” date for each session is a Saturday, when the tournament is held.
  • Discounts are offered for enrolling multiple family members into our programs.
  • Students need to wear athletic pants and clean athletic shoes to class. No sandals, flip flops or jeans. Long hair needs to be tied back.
  • Apex Fencing Academy is a USA Fencing Member Club. All participants must sign up for a non-competitive, $10, USA Fencing membership.

Introduction to Fencing – Youth (ages  7-10)

Our youngest fencers will be introduced to the basics of fencing in a safe and fun environment. Class time includes games and skills that will help develop fine motor skills, reflexes, eye-hand coordination, and focus, all of which are crucial to fencing. These classes may be repeated before advancing to our Youth Recreational Program.


Introduction to Fencing – (ages 10 and up)

If you are new to the sport or need a refresher of the basic skills, this class is for you. Fencers will learn basic footwork, blade skills, tactical skills and rules required to start bouting. From our Introductory program students can advance to our Recreational and Pre-Competitive programs.


Wait List

If you are interested in a class but there are no openings, please register on the “wait list”.  You will receive an e-mail when a spot opens up or if new practice times are created. Being on the wait list does NOT automatically enroll you when a spot becomes open. Those on the wait list will be offered a chance to enroll ahead of others who are not on the wait list.

Cary Location

Our Introductory classes are also offered at Middle Creek Community Center in partnership with the Town of Cary Parks & Recreation Department. Registration is through the Town of Cary EZ-Reg or directly at the desk of Middle Creek Community Center.

Member Club
USA Fencing Member Club